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.c. and virginia, the wind knocked down trees and utility polls. torrential rains and 60 mile an hour winds ripped through d.c., maryland and virginia. trees and power lines were toppled as this storm blew through the region. 50,000 people are without power in d.c. 70,000 are in the dark in virginia, in maryland, 20,000 have no electricity. we have team coverage tonight. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell has more on the aftermath. crews are on the scene right now. do they know when power will be back? >> reporter: well, we just talked to pepco moments ago, they're saying they hope to have 90% of customers back in service by monday. that's the latest again from road as you mentioned. the lights you see here some are vehicles, the road is closed. off in the distance you can see crews are here, they've been here for about the last half hour, they'll be working throughout the night to try to get the lights back on. people try to salvage what they can after a severe storm ripped through the jazz festival near the key bridge. emergency officials say one worker was hurt when the stage collapsed. thes
has more on that story. >> reporter: everyone knows virginia is a toss up state. maryland says it can help. as a workman hosted the maryland state flag in charlotte, delegates were not just thinking about their state. most agree it's solidly democratic. but neighboring virginia right now is a toss up. and maryland democrats intend to help. the state attorney general says like 2008, maryland will deploy volunteers all over the commonwealth. >> the lower part of maryland we're going into virginia and doing knocking on doors in virginia, particularly northern virginia as well as doing phone banking deeper into virginia. >> reporter: the national democratic party agrees that maryland could be crucial in keeping virginia blue. >> i know that you are proud to be a very blue state. and you should be. but we know that we're going to need your help making sure that virginia stays blue. >> reporter: he said that the campaigning will not detract from ballot issues, immigration, same-sex marriage and casino gambling all on the maryland ballot in november. maryland has a lot to do besides helping
handedly so the focus will be there to go out and shore up democratic efforts in virginia and in pennsylvania and other states that are not such sure things as maryland may be in this election. those two states, virginia and pennsylvania, are among what they traditionally call battleground states, is anything but certain. in virginia, the question of victory applies not only to the presidential contest but also to the senate race. it is a tough battle there between tim kaine, one former governor, and george allen, another. that is up in the air and certainly to be decided later. for the district, it is unfortunately the same old story. no love no, respect. they're seated as far away as could be, as anybody was. they tried to have a rally that fizzled and never did catch fire. and not a word was ever mentioned about the fact that more than half a million people do not have a vote in congress. we are, we as americans, have a lot of work ahead of us for the local politicians, it will be a struggle. >>> one nation under god, in indivisib indivisible, with liberty and justice f
for the good news. drivers in northern virginia will finally find some relief at one of the area's most congested interchanges. two new ramps open today connecting the eastbound dulles access road to the beltway's inner and outer loops. this is a look from chopper 4. drivers on the access road used to are have to crouse several lanes. causing major traffic headaches. >>> now that the tickets are set for decision 2012, it is back to the campaign trail for both candidates this morning. this weekend president obama will be taking a bus tour through florida. he'll start in st. petersburg before traveling to kissimmee later today. he will also make stops in melbourne and west palm beach tomorrow before heading back to the white house. meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney will be in our backyard again today. he plans to hold a rally this afternoon at the military aviation museum in virginia beach. then tonight, he will make a pit stop in richmond. that's where he will help start tonight's federated auto parts 400 nascar race at the richmond international raceway. his wife ann just made a
in the 40s much of shenandoah wa valley, much of western maryland and west virginia. down into the mid-40s in most of those locations. farther east, closer to washington, just near 50 degrees in the nearby suburbs. near 60 in washington and right near the chesapeake bay. hour by hour, by 7:00 a.m., mid-50s. bright and sunny, still that chill in the air. mild midday noon lunch hour into the mid-70s. by 3:00, students coming home from school, low humidity, bright sun near 80 degrees. back home from work by late afternoon, upper 70s. sunrise 6:47. sunset 7:20. i'll be back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. your first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. >>> if you're traveling the beltway, inner loop of the beltway at the dulles toll road, had a disabled vehicle there, it's now gone. also gone, as you're traveling on i h-95 at prince william parkway. that's clear. we're still seeing delays heavy out of dale city as you continue to head northbound. that right lane was blocked of prince william parkway. now travel lanes open. if you're traveling along i-66,
o'malley, they're showing him some love. he's in prime time at about 10:00. former virginia governor and apparent senate candidate tim kaine also has a place and a role tonight. a rising star in th democratic party, san antonio's mayor julian castro will deliver the keynote address tonight. the star of the show is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful
valley, mountains of west virginia, western maryland, all the areas of dark green in the 50s. that includes nearby suburbs in prince george's, arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties. reagan national is at 62. later today, here is your hour by hour for the day. by 6:00 a.m., still in the 50s and low 60s. chilly, not a lot of wind. wind will pick up later this morning and be a bit blustery through midday and into the afternoon. lots of sun. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise 6:45. sunset 6:24. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. right now mike is in for danella with your "first 4 traffic." >>> things looking good on the beltway. the construction on wilson bridge has been taken away. no residual delays. let's talk about the beltway in maryland. no delays on the outer loop from 95 to 270. here we are taking a live look at colesville road. it's about a ten-minute ride from 95 to 270 at 61 miles an hour. if you're planning on taking mass transit, worry free on the metro real, marc trains, and virginia rail express. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, a
here but up in pennsylvania, it's quiet now. quiet down through virginia. our weather front off the coast but it's another one that i'm expecting to step into the area tomorrow. some storms are on tap for saturday afternoon. today we have that quiet weather. look at all the sunshine and nice conditions at 8:00 a.m., 76. 87 by noontime today. we'll top out at about 90, about 3:00 or 4:00 today. danella? >> veronica, starting to see some delays if you're traveling i-270 southbound. you know how it goes. it's not terrible, though. you are slow, so if you're traveling southbound i-270 approaching 109. that's where you're first starting to hit the brakes. as you're making your way towards clarksburg road, it's a lot better. chopper 4 is checking out your delays as you travel southbound i-270 at i-. 0. it's not bad here either but you can see your volume is increasing but as you 345ik your way towards the beltway, your travel lanes are open. let's head over to i-95 in maryland. 198, southbound here. really between laurel and beltway in both directions. no issues to report. southbound
churches came out to support the mosque. a mosque in virginia was vandalized in what's being called a hate crime. the council on islamic relations says the community needs to be vigilant and offered a $1,000 reward for information in the falls church cases. >> this community, christian, muslim, buddhist. we are one, and we will not tolerate any crime against any of our communities. >> reporter: as a result of the vandalism, fairfax county police say they're stepping up patrols in the area, and they're taking additional security measures though they won't say what those measures are. darcie spencer, news 4. >>> people in prince georges county, got a lesson in self-defense today after the murder of a teen last month. the full circle martial arts academy gave the demonstration in springdale. 17-year-old amber stanley was an honor role student at the school. she was shot to death in her kettering home on august 23rd. people who attended today were asked to donate to the amber stanley fund to help the family with expenses. police are still searching for suspects in stanley's murder. >>> a softb
in the 40s these areas in blue. west virginia, western maryland, and central shenandoah valley. these dark green areas, the low 50s. that includes most of virginia, most of maryland, and the eastern shore. right near the bay waters, the lighter greens are the 60s right on the tidal potomac. a cool 61 by 7:00 a.m. we'll still be chilly. not a lot of wind, generally 5 to 10 miles an hour in the 50s. by noontime, wind picking up a little bit, gusting to around 20 to 25 miles an hour. highs reaching upper 70s. the winds blustery by midafternoon. sunrise 6:45. sunset 7:24. i'm back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. a look at your first 4 traffic now. good morning, mike. >> thank you, tom. >>> things looking great on the beltway. no serious problems on the inner or outer loop. big problem on southbound 295 at 410/riverdale road. accident has traffic squeezing by to the right. we're seeing significant delays. here we are at chopper 4. traffic is just squeezing by now. really on the right shoulder. delays begin just after the beltway. it will take you all the way to 410. after that, t
of virginia and maryland, it's into the low 70s. the areas of rain in the 60s. parts of the shenandoah valley and west virginia, just gorgeous from the atlantic beaches to the mountains. temperatures closer to washington in the nearby suburbs, in prince george's, fairfax, montgomery counties climbing into the low and mid-70s as well as near the chesapeake bay. a look at the forecast in detail and a look at the weekend is in a couple minutes. stay tuned. >> thank you, tom. too bad the traffic hasn't been looking that great. >> no. another bad day on the roads. danella sealock i was watching the reports and the beltway is a mess. >> i had nothing but bad news. now it's better. let's check the travel speeds. 61 miles per hour i-95 northbound in virginia from prince william park way to the beltway. on 395, you look good. 54 miles per hour. this was the bad guy. still a little bad. under speed at 37 miles per hour from i-95 to i-270. the drive is taking 15 minutes. i-270 was also a mess. happy to report, nice and clear. in both directions you are clear. barbara and keith, back to you. >> thank you
question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. mitt romney's position onpprove women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. >>> this is news 4 at 11:00. >> tonight at 11:00, football firestorm. returning to the field for the first time since some players were kicked off the team for hiring prostitutes. >>> new details in a bus crash. the driver said the brakes failed forcing him to slam into a home. a new report says that's not what happened. >>> storm watch as a dangerous line of storms moves in our direction. >>> controversy on the gridiron. dematha back on the football field. five players were absent. >> th
medication. he was reportedly on his way to virginia hospital center in arlington. police say he may also be, somewhere in the gainesville area of prince with county trying to find a relative. short may be driving a 2006 silver or green honda crv with virginia plates kbk-6001. anyone with information about short or his car should contact police. >>> d.c. police are trying to figure out if two attacks on capitol hill are related. two men were robbed and beaten offen north carolina avenue and southea southeast. first victim was found on the porch of a house. they believe 29-year-old was going to the door looking for help. the second victim was attacked by two men, not seriously hurt. police have stepped up patrols in the area. >> even with police presence, we're not going to cover every block. and i don't know how determined these criminals are, but it's certainly -- we're going to have to be extremely vigilant on our own as well until they're caught. >> police are reviewing surveillance video taken less than a half hour after the first attack. three men inside a car at a gas station could be
in northern virginia, convicted of sexually abusing young girls learned his fate today. michael gardner got 22 years in prison. for him, the case isn't over. richard jordan joins us from the newsroom with more. richard? >> doreen, gardner didn't flinch when the -- the victims feel justice is done. because of the nature of the crimes e. were not identified them. >> robbing it gardner defense her husband. will spend more than two decades in prison for abusing their daughters ease friends. two 10-year-olds say they inappropriately touched them. the victims ease parents say the girls told the truth. >> if you're a kid, you've got to talk to your parents, and if if you're a parent, you've got to believe your kids. it's crucial to believe your kids the moment they speak up. >> reporter: but michael gardner denies it. he said in court -- i have been falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of crimes i did not commit. a cry for help from one distressed child. that miscarrying has cast us into darkness. >> i'm not distressed, my children are not here. they know their father will be in prison unless the
-to-head for votes against mitt romney in the battleground state of virginia. there is a new presence at the national harbor that could help influence voters about a new casino on the potomac. >>> we begin with the latest on those attacks on u.s. embassies. there are reports that at least one person has been arrested in connection with the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. a third victim in the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya has been named by his family. he was a former s.e.a.l. from massachusetts named glen daugherty. also today, demonstrators attacked the u.s. embassies in yemen and egypt. americans in jordan have been warned about a massive protest planned for tomorrow outside the u.s. embassy in ayman. here at home the crisis is becoming a possible factor in the presidential campaign. steve handelsman joins us now from capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: on the hill today, republicans backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-ameri
. and that includes much of virginia, western parts of virginia into west virginia, western maryland and just to our north and west of the metro area. it is in the 40s. look at elkins, west virginia, down to a cold 43 right now. reagan national is at 59. all these areas in the dark green, the 50s. that covers all the rural areas just outside the beltway, northern virginia and much of maryland around the bay eastern shore, it's in the 50s. ocean city only 52 right now. here's your forecast. for 6:00 a.m., chilly in the upper 40s, clear. crescent moon in the southeastern sky with jupiter up there and venus rising shortly. and low humidity the rest of the day with bright sunshine. low 70s by your lunch hour, by midafternoon coming back home from work and school will be in the mid and upper 70s. a gorgeous day coming up. i'm back in ten minutes with the hometown forecast. right now mike is in for dawnela. good morning. >> not too bad right now. no serious delays but a lot of construction. inner loop, the offramp is shut down with a project there. also have work on the outer loop at leesburg pike. south
tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> park officials say they're out raged by this close call at yellowstone. you can see this group of tourists approaching this bison last month. when they got too close, you see what happens. it starts to charge the boy. the young boy narrowly misses being trampled. the park says the group is incredibly lucky. they also call the photographer irresponsible for encouraging the others to touch the bison. >> despite several weeknight games and a potential playoff run, there's still no deal between metro and the nationals about games that end after the metro system closes. major league baseball officials may be to blame. he says
. detectives may believe there may be more victims, including some under the age of 18. >> in virginia tonight, charges against two women accused of running an illegal day care in woodbridge. they're accused of keeping seven babies strapped in their car seat. some of them left in a closet in the bathroom. a neighbor who works in child development at quantico is horrified. >> to hear something like that is very shocking. >> investigators say most of the children were not adequately supervised. >> luxury labels like chanel for sale in the back room of a hair salon. officers say she had $20,000 worth of stolen goods set out like a boutique. they believe she placed orders with professional thieves to steal exactly what she wanted. officers claim she sold the goods at full price. >> for the second time in the past week, a rabid beaver has cast fear. this latest incident happened saturday in springfield. 15 children were walking near a pond when suddenly a beaver came out of the water and lunged at a 4-year-old girl. nobody was bitten. >> the beaver was just kind of walking around. it didn't seem to
.s.u., if you win that game and do the job you're going to get consideration. maryland and west virginia today. this was supposed to be a walkover, but it wasn't. >> tony: good thing they've got geno smith. he's going to find tavon austin over the middle. austin's third touchdown of the game. they go up by 31-14. 31-24. austin becomes west virginia's all time leading receiver with 207 catches. >> tim: west virginia wins it 31-21. cal and southern california, just getting under way, into the second quarter now, trojans lead it 7-0, 12 and change remaining. kentucky and florida, tony. jeff driskel coming into form. >> tony: driskel playing exceedingly well. gators 4-0 for the second straight year. beat kentucky for the 26th straight time. they get a week off then play l.s.u. down in the swamp. >> tim: a test for them and the bayou bengals. braxton miller impressive. >> spencer: in particular when you get in the green zone, watch him in traffic spin and make people miss. they go on 29-15 right now. >> tim: congratulations on that victory, though, u.a.b. looked good in only losing by two touchdown
office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> earlier this morning, the u.s. military handed over control of bagram prison. bagram prison holds about 3,000 detainees. afghan president hamid karzai called the action a victory for afghan sovereignty. the taliban reportedly threatened to kill prince harry. sky news is reporting the taliban is describing the 27-year-old as a high value target and they will, quote, make their best efforts to arrest or kill him. harry arrived in afghanistan last week for his second tour of duty. officials say harry did not want any royal treatment during this mission. harry's first tour in afghanistan was back in 2008. it was kept a secret because of security concerns. >>> we now have a new fir
was also campaigning in virginia today, and just about an hour she'll be speaking at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. she will meet with the grass roots network at the college. earlier this afternoon she spoke to supporters in richmond at the center stage carpenter theater. julie carey is waiting for the first lady now to begin, and she'll have a live report starting tonight right here on news4 at 5:00. >>> the hottest couple in hip-hop is getting ready to throw some big money into the presidential race. beyonce and jay-z are hosting a $40,000 per plate fund-raiser at jay-z's club. the fund-raiser will be held next tuesday with no more than 100 guests. >>> more than 2,000 people packed the national cathedral day to say farewell to the first man on the moon. a public memorial took place for neil armstrong. nbc's chris clackum has more on the tribute to the man who made one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: diana's cover of the sinatra favorite proved especially fitting for the memorial to neil armstrong. ♪ let me see what spring is like on jupiter and mars ♪ >> rep
political prize is going to be in 2012 and northern virginia is the key which is why we have michelle obama here in fredericksburg here today. this presidential campaign has been focused on the economic challenges took a turn to the foreign policy and the turmoil in the middle east. this is what michelle obama had to say. >> i want to say how truly heart-broken barack and i are about the horrific tragedy that occurred earlier this week in libya. i'm not sure if everyone is aware. but our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> reporter: now, mitt romney had his rally in the heart of fairfax today. his comments about the unrest in et middle east yesterday caused some controversy. so today he tried to turn the focus back to the economy. >> mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax and he began by acknowledging the attack on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we're thinking about their families and those that they left behind. what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- >> repor
virginia. she hosted a rally in leesburg, courting the all-important women's vote. >> reporter: next first lady of the united states, i present to you ann romney. >> reporter: ann romney was back in her element. women for mitt rally was held at a riding stable. the horsewoman clearly appreciated the setting. >> i should tell you i feel right at home because i'm in a barn. >> from returning watching her horse in the olympics, ann romney hasn't had much time for riding. she's one of the fearest advocates for her husband, reaching out of to a critical voting bloc. the polls are tight. obama still holds a strong lead. during an interview ann romney repeated the case she made for her husband last week at the republican convention. >> i really hope that americans and virginians in particular have a really serious thought and say, you know he's very competent, he's a good person, he's done a lot of turnarounds, let's give him the keys to the car and see if he can't get the car running. >> behalf attacks i'm not surprised at all, but it's part of who mitt is, not to be able to talk about the piece
and inwood, up in the panhandle of west virginia. as far as the rest of the day goes, i think you'll like it a whole lot. a couple of showers for your friends out in delaware. but not too much of a threat around here. near perfect day to be outside today. 77 degrees, cooler and less humid. there will be a chance for a little five or ten minute spot shower, especially north and west of town up into parts of southern pennsylvania. don't really think we have to worry much about that around town. but a spot shower or two. tomorrow, there's an absolutely positively zero percent chance of rain for everybody. isn't that nice to hear? >> i like it. thanks, chuck. >> and when chuck was talking about the rain yesterday, there were a lot of events going on all over the place. it put a damper on a festival in northern virginia and the prince georges county fair up in upper marboro. >> we have reaction from those caught outside. >> reporter: vecndors try to salvage what they can and emergency officials say one worker was hurt when the stage collapsed. these women were selling jewelry. >> all our stuff
the shenandoah valley and much of northern virginia into the mountains, all these areas in blue are in the 40s. and on the eastern shore, too, away from the waters, a few locations there in the 40s this morning. and we're going to have another gorgeous day, but this chilly morning will be with us here for another few hours. by noontime, the low 70s. low humidity the rest of the afternoon. bright, sparkling sun and a sapphire blue sky. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise, 6:46. sunset, 7:22. i'm back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. mike is in for dawnela with your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. things looking good on the beltway. no serious delays on the inner or outer loop. let's look at 66 eastbound side. fantastic as you make your way to 495. live look at fairfax county parkway, eastbound side on the right side of the screen. no major backups there. about an ñ5 náde the beltway at leesburg pike, things looking good. seven minute ride from 495 to glebe road. worry free on metro, marc trains and the virginia railway express. mike? >>> here in washington, the
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it's coming down pretty good. northern parts of the west virginia panhandle up near morgan and berkeley counties there. high water on some of the local roadways. be on the lookout. thunder rolling into howard county. couldn't rule out sprinkles he's in leesburg and poolsberg. moisture back out to the west. watch out for it for the rest of the weekend. showers scattered about for your saturday evening. don't stray far from the umbrel umbrella. most cases reez enable for tonight. >> see you in a little bit. >>> new information tonight in a murder investigation in prince george's county. just a short time ago police identified the woman found dead in a park in beltsville earlier this week. darcy spencer is live tonight in beltsville with the latest for us. what have you learned? >> reporter: jim, just a few minutes ago i was able to speak with the woman who found that body wednesday morning. she was out here walking her dog when she made that horrible discovery here at beltsville neighborhood park. up see it's a beautiful place. there are some families out here today playing w
>> hello. i'm bruce johnson, everybody. thanks for joining us. a virginia man is in critical condition tonight after being hit by an alleged drunk driver in clara done. the 27-year-old was struck in a popular bar and restaurant area. that's where ken molestina is standing by live tonight. ken? >> reporter: that victim was taken to george washington university hospital where he still remains in critical condition tonight. i've been talking to folks out here. they say this crash illustrates just how dangerous this strip out here can be. this picture taken shows the damage to the front windshield of the car that slammed into the pedestrian. police say the driver of the car, 22-year-old tyler willis was drunk and speeding when he hit the 27-year-old man who was not on a crosswalk. willlies was arrested by -- willis was arrested by police on the scene. >> i've seen a lot of drunk people that kind of meander into the middle of the road and not really look both ways. >> it's always pretty congested and people, you know, just trying to get where they need to go and get a little aggr
. >>> and another rabid beaver goes on the offensive in northern virginia. hear from a woman who witnessed the wild animal chasing several kids. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cuttincasino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >>> drum roll, are you ready? apple puts rumors to rest today and unveiled the highly anticipated iphone 5. >> they say the new phone is bigger, lighter, faster than ever. software developer ben young is here to talk about the phone's new features. should we be impressed? if you have an iphone, do you really need the iphone 5? >> i like to say the iphone 5 is quite impressive. i personally am going to get it because i'm a software developer. i would highly recommend i
across parts of central virginia. down towards culpepper, virginia, not too far from fredericksburg and showers over the chesapeake bay bridge. not a watchout today but keep your rain plans ready to go. showers off and on through much of the day. highs in the upper 80s, low 90s. a warm one. perfect weather, september 1st, college football season. weeke william & mary, 91 degrees. a 30% chance of showers. howard university, bison taking on morehouse up from atlanta. 91 degrees. that game at 3:00 at rfk. college football is here. a holiday weekend rain check, more coming up. >> thank you. >>> a u.s. drone strike early today kill at least five rebels in pakistan. the attack was aimed at a militant compound near the border of afghanistan. intelligence officials confirmed the drone s fired at least seve at a vehicle and house. >>> two american service members are dead after an insurgent attack in afghanistan. the attack happened early this morning in the eastern part of the country. defense officials have not revealed how the service members died. >>> elsewhere, two suicide bombers ill c
spots. 50s out into the mountains of west virginia. mid 60s in and around town thanks to a ton of early morning sunshine. nothing showing up on storm 4 radar now. couple of storms along the outer coastline. those are quickly taking leave of us. if you're enjoying your sunday, first pitch for the nationals a and the marlins at 1:30 this afternoon. 77 degrees. near perfect, cooler, less humid than yesterday and no two-hour rain delay during this game unless yesterday. a beautiful morning will lead to the partly sunny afternoon. chances of five or ten minute long showers up in the high spots. but in town, nothing to worry about. temperatures in the 70s today as opposed to 91 and humid yesterday. >> chuck, thanks. >>> the national weather service is looking into reports of two possible tornados in northern virginia. >> the storm caused major damage in parts of fairfax county. news4's chris gordon is live in reston where residents are cleaning up this morning. i was out that way yesterday and trees blocked off roadways. it looks like a mess out there now. >> that's right, angie and richard.
to the 50s, much of maryland, virginia, and west virginia, as well as out in the mountains. some of the high spots there down into the upper 40s this morning. kind of a damp chill in the air. still a littl patchy fog by k 00 a.m. hour by hour, a rapid warmup. a 20 degree jump between 7:00 and noon. and a gorgeous afternoon, just a few clouds coming in. highs reaching near 80 midafternoon. >> right now this issue happening on i-95 in virginia. you are able to get by. also, medevac has been requested. that means it may need to land on the roadway. expect delays. again, this is northbound i-95 approaching prince william parkway. only the right lane gets by there. still keeping an eye on the beltway. this is a live look at 201. still seeing heavy volume between bw parkway and route 1. that crash out of the roadway, but still seeing some volume in that area. over the to rails, marc brunswick east 890 has a six minute delay. metro and vre aren't reporting delays at this time. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. >> you're looking at live pictures coming from tahrir square. we know there were
between him and the state of virginia. it involves governor mcdonnell's decision to remove him from the board for his travel spending. he said he's going to resign next month to avoid being a distraction. >>> it is 5:05. i am watching your money. better than expected news about the housing market. that was good news for stocks. investors encouraged by news that the sales of existing homes jumped to the best level in two years last month. builders broke ground on more new homes in august than all. good pieces of news. checking the numbers, the dow stands at 13,577. rose about 13 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq was better by 5. s&p 500 was better by 2. >>> nearly six million americans will face a tax penalty for not carrying medical coverage once president obama's new health care law goes into effect. that's two million more than previously estimated according to congressional analysts. most of them are expected to be middle class americans. the average penalty will be $1200. >>> want your starbucks at home but don't want to make a whole pot of coffee? starbucks is muscling in on
over to you. >>> back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the country. fairfax county. set to welcome back 180,000 students today. fairfax county police will be out in full force making sure drivers follow the school bus laws. drivers should come to a complete stop in both directions when a school bus is loading or unloading with flashing lights. police say the ten feet surrounding the school bus is the most dangerous area for students to get hit by cars. >>> it's also the first day of school for more than 22,000 students in arlington kint in year parents in arlington are upset about the school district's new busing policy. starting today hundreds of students who used to take the bus will now have to walk to school. tracee wilkins is live in wakefield high school with more on the policy and the petition against it. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: officials are saying that more than 1,000 students will be hitting the roads and sidewalks this year, walking instead of riding buses because of
maryland as well as across much of maryland and virginia, all those areas in the dark green are in the 50s and it's dipped down to near 50 in some of the highlands out in west virginia, along the chesapeake bay as well, down into the low and mid 50s this morning. clear under a cool sky, still in the 50s. sunrise 6:48. by noontime, should be another beautiful day for an outdoor lunch. low humidity with sunshine. a few clouds popping up in the mid afternoon, but highs around 80 by mid afternoon. bill back with the hometown forecast in ten minutes. >>> if you're traveling on the roads, still dealing with some construction. let's start with the interloop and outer belt of the beltway around university boulevard. left lane is blocked in both directions, but that road work should be ending soon. also, had construction on the inner loop and outer loop, this time at kennelworth avenue. you can see the travel lanes are open. at one point, just one lane was getting by. as you're approaching 201 in both direction, you may see a bit of a delay. also, crossing over the wilson bridge, it was temporarily
. no rain locally. rain drops in central maryland and west virginia in elkins and morgantown right now. these showers are about four hours away. that puts it in here at noon or 1:00. thickening clouds this morning showers and thunderstorms arriving around noon time. some of those will be severe. we'll keep an eye on that. tomorrow noticeably better, clearer, drier. cavaliers taking on penn state. a noon kickoff. you need to get on the road soon if you're going to make the game. 80% chance of rain before the game is done. they have to worry about thunderstorms in wahooville. >>> demath ta catholic high school is trying to move on from a scandal. they defeated cal vert hall 23-14, but they did so without five of their players. five students withdrew after accusations they hired prostitutes. the students reportedly hired the prostitutes from a website and snuck them in after team chaperones completed final room checks. >> i think that's something that clearly is illegal should not be accepted. >> almost mind boggling for them to do it knowing chaperones, coaches, whatever, are nearby. it'
,000 to anyone with information on either case that leads to an arrest. >>> visitors to a northern virginia hospital should check their bank accounts after someone used an atm skimmer to steal thousands of dollars. someone found the device earlier this week at a nova fairfax county care center in falls church. it had been used on the atm in the gift shop in august. police say there's an easy way to prevent becoming a victim to this kind of crime. >> if there's anything sticking out anywhere like this, try to jiggle it and tug on it and make sure that it can't come out because these things are attached sometimes on top of it, and they will come right out if you tug on it. >> police say there are four reported cases of fraudulent card use, but they believe there are more victims. no arrests in the case so far. this is a real scary thing. my sister just had a baby there, and you have to have cash to get out of the parking garage. people run back in there to use the atm machine. so heads up. >> 4:31 is our time. storm team meteorologist tom kierein is here. our thermostat says 65 right now. a l
. >> reporter: someone died from the virus last week. it's also problematic in virginia and maryland. >> what we don't want is the west nile virus coming to the district by way of this. >> reporter: tonight, council member evans called the department of health and the forestry division to investigate tomorrow morning. >> and figure out, is there a better way to do this so we don't have this reoccurring. >> experts say dump out standing water like what's here to help with mosquitoemosquitoes. they recommend long sleeves and mosquito repellent and avoid going out at dusk and dawn. >> except for the mosquitos, it's a beautiful night outside right now. our weather wiis perfect. but storms are on the horizon. chief meteorologist doug cameron is tracking the change. >>> of course we've had five great days of weather will. we're going to get a couple more. but then we have a big change in the forecast coming up over the next couple of days. right now 70 degrees out there, winds oust the stoouth at 6 mil an hour, an absolute gorgeous day followed by a great night. look at the numbers, down to 57 toward
over to i-95 in virginia. slow here as well at fairfax county parkway, right around lorton you're heavy on the brakes in that area. and stop-and-go as you make your way to franconia-springfield parkway. back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. eun, over to you. >>> 6:02 now. president obama will accept his party's nomination for re-election tonight. the president arrived in charlotte for the democratic national convention yesterday and appeared on stage with bill clinton as the former president wrapped up his speech. clinton officially renominated president obama during a 50-minute speech in which he rarely stuck to the script. >> when we vote in this election, we'll be deciding what kind of country we want to live in. if you want a winner take all, you're on your own society, you should support the republican ticket. but if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, a we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> sectary of state hillary clinton says she watched last night's speech online from the home of
neck of virginia, and the next batch of rain off to the west. you folks out in deep creek lake, unfortunately it will be a very wet morning and afternoon. so heads up especially for you. the rest of us will wait on the rain probably until after 10:00. in the middle 80's with showers increasing and storms likely this afternoon. easing us back to 80 degrees. i'll tell you how long the stretch of rainy weather is expected to last andhat song is stuck in my lead when i see you in a bit. >> back to you. i'm anxious to know to what it is. >>> as the remnants of isaac push our way, it's spawning several tornadoes. one apparent twister caused extension damage in kansas yesterday. strong winds tore off roofs and hangars. isaac has produced 39 twisters since making landfall. the tropical system usually averages about 18 tornadoes. >>> this morning more than 300,000 people in arkansas, louisiana and mississippi are still without power after isaac. thousands of utility crews are working at this hour to restore service in the gulf coast. the slow-moving hurricane knocked out power to almost
of maryland and virginia right down to just near 50 degrees as well as out on the mountains of west virginia and in western maryland this morning, and there's a little bit of valley fog, too. watch out for that. hour by hour today, by 7:00 a.m., we'll have our temperatures into the upper 50s after sunrise, which this morning is at 6:48. by noontime for your lunch hour into the mid 70s, low humidity and lots of sunshine. during the afternoon, might have a few clouds drifting in. s sunset at 7:19. by then down to the mid 70s. i'll be back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. traffic trouble this morning. here's the latest with danella. >> here's the situation. update on the crash, outer loop of the beltway at colesville road. that crash has been moved to the right shoulder lane, but choppers still showing you big delays. if you're about to head out of the house right now, i wouldn't even try to get on the outer loop of the beltway. checking cameras as you pass new hampshire avenue, you're just sitting. also be aware if you're traveling along colesville road trying to get to the beltw
in maryland. not west virginia. >>> the white house denies reports that the president snubbed the israel prime ministers request for a meeting. an israeli paper says president obama denied a meeting with benjamin netanyahu. a spokesperson says they will not meet because of the president's busy election schedule. they spoke on the phone about iran's nuclear ssions. what it would take to trigger a military strike against their nuclear facilities. the obama administration refused. >>> president obama heads west today. he's set to campaign in vegas. nevada is one of the highly contested states this year. the president and mitt romney are essentially tied there. the republican nominee visited reno and spoke at the annual national guard convention. >> romney will be in our area tomorrow and hold a rally at van dyke in fairfax. it begins at 11:35. the event is free. the romney campaign is asking you rscp on the virginia page of their website if you are planning to go. >>> the obama administration approved the first group of applications for childhood arrival programs, months ahead of schedule. the de
of thunder in the mountains of west virginia. worth keeping an eye on. most of this is going to dry up as it comes east of the mountains, but that being said, do expect an abundance of cloud cover for your saturday. showers chances strongest out to the west through the course of the day. a scattered showers cannot be completely ruled out. toasty warm. today well up into the upper 80s to low 90s, then for tomorrow, ooh, as the weekend goes along, unfortunately clouds thicken and rain chances increase for tomorrow and increase further as we head towards lor day monday itself. talk more about that. the whole weekend won't be a total loss, but, ooh, a little sunshine challenged for you. talk more about it um canning up. >> thank you, chuck. >>> new this morning, a u.s. drone strike killed at least five rebels in pakistan. the attack was aimed at a militant compound near the border of afghanistan. intelligence officials confirmed the drones fired at least seven missiles as a vehicle and house. the area is widely regarded as a stronghold of taliban and al qaeda operatives. >>> police are not
, maryland, virginia, the eastern shore, the northern neck, most of these areas are down into the low and mid 50s. on the bay waters, it's right around 60 degrees. by 6:00 a.m., we'll be into the mid 50s under a clear sky. sunrise is at 6:48. by noontime, another gorgeous middle of the day, mid 70s, low humidity. and back home from work and school by mid afternoon near 80 and late afternoon the upper 70s. another hometown forecast, a look at your traffic this morning. >> good morning, tom. let's start with the rails this morning. not seeing any delays on the rails, but if you're taking camden train number 843, there will be no working restrooms today. avoid the extra cup of coffee. i'm doing you a favor. let's head to the roadways. no issues around the area, except still seeing some road work. we'll take a look at that. traveling westbound, they're picking up the cones right now. still up, though, in the right lane. so if you stick to the left, things are fine, but volume still pretty light in this area. eastbound, clear outside the beltway on i-66. and no issues as we head inside the beltway
died out. a little cluster of clouds around northern spots of west virginia. might see a sprinkle or two there today, but we will be dry today. temperatures throughout the area right now, 79, rockville, 80 in college park, 85 in reston, watch what happens when i put on the heat index values, what it feels like right now. anywhere from 81 to 91 and 92, dulles to reston. so, humidity still out there, and for today as we hit 91 degrees, it will indeed feel a little warmer. so some humidity for today. we're going to see a big drop come this weekend. we'll talk about that fall drop we're going to get in a up canal of minutes. barbara, keith. >> thank you. we'll see you in a little bit. >> all right, veronica. this morning the naacp demanding answers after a district heights police officer shot a man who was already under arrest. police say they arrested calvin kyle for trying to steal a motorcycle yesterday afternoon. they say kyle tried to run away. that's when police fired. kyle was shot in the back. we spoke to a witness who tells us she saw the whole thing. >> three police cars cam
improved. a half mile in culpeper and a quarter mile in petersburg, west virginia. a look at the high temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s. now traffic now with monika at 6:00 a.m. with your timesaver traffic. >>> southbound route 3, south of route 50 crews are dealing with this three vehicle accident. you want to be aware of that in the crofton bowie area. near route 450 for the accident this morning. on the beltway north of town no i weres to report. just going to slow down a bit now leaving college park into silver spring. a live lock outside and show you what it lookalikes first here in college park. here at route 1 it's fine. it's past 95 heading westbound you will slow down a bit through silver spring. back to the maps this time to virginia. toll road looks great from the airport. no problems on 66 although it's slow in centreville and we'll take a live look one more time. this time over to 66 at route 28 and again as i said, little slow here in centreville and i'll be back with more coming up at 6:11. [ cheering and applause ] >>> nationals' fans the wait is over! your tea
of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the county. fairfax county. they are set to welcome back more than 180,000 students today. here's a map of all the school districts where students will be heading back to school today. the new school year also means new rules. there is one big controversial changes parents in arlington are upset about. tracee wilkins is live with more on that. good morning. >> good morning. this is around transportation and who will be walking and riding buses. arlington hasn't so much changed the policy as what it's doing down is enforcing an old transportation policy. the changes have upset some parents more than 200 parents have actually appealed after finding out their kids were going to have to walk instead of taking the bus like they did in previous years. 1500 students will be walking this year. students living within a mile or mile and a half of their secondary school are supposed to walk. according to arlington transportation policy. many of those kids were going to nearby bus stops instead. this year, students who hav
're around baltimore, we've got more rain that sits back in west virginia. the other side of i-81. that's what's going to slowly be making its way eastward throughout the morning. i think by the time we get to mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., we will see those showers here locally and again just that showers for the area. nothing too heavy for the early part of the day. 79 degrees right now. high humidity. that's what's going to be sticking around all day today. even after i think the rain ends. we still have quite a bit of humidity. showers develop around 7:00, 8:00 a.m. 720 to 77 degrees. by noontime today, area of rain. some heavy already. 81 to 85. we're going to top out in the upper 80s today. cloudy sky. rain continuing. not really ending. >>> good news taking the beltway. checking out road work set up first at prince george's county. you have the right side blocked. completely gone at this time. also taking the beltway this time the outer loop approaching new hampshire avenue. the work zone there as you got closer to university boulevard, all of your lanes narrowed into just one rig
member, dennis, and approved an agreement to settle a lawsuit between martir and the state of virginia. the lawsuit includes his decision to take him off the board for his travel spending. reinstated, he is going to resign next month, so as not to be a distraction. >>> virginia is getting nearly $75 million to improve high speed rail service to d.c. the u.s. department of transportation says part of that includes 11 miles of third track between stafford county and powell's creek in prince william county. >>> you know, a comfortable chair here at work. that can be a wonderful thing. but how much are you willing to pay for one and how much of that aught to be passed along to the taxpayers? scott broom takes a seat at the table of the debate. okay, so i am faking sleeping on the job. a work chair with ergonomic everything. wheels to carry 400 pounds. even an air pump to adjust the lumbar. price tag, $1,200 each. that's chip jewel, the director of emergency communications in frederick county, and no, there is no one sleeping on the job here at the 911 call center. but there has been some s
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